Skip to comments.Montana town offers to take Guantanamo prisoners
Posted on 05/29/2009 12:37:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
HARDIN, Mont. (AP) - On Capitol Hill, politicians are dead-set against transferring some of the world's most feared terrorists from Guantanamo to prisons on U.S. soil. But at City Hall in this impoverished town on the Northern Plains, the attitude is: Bring 'em on.
Hardin, a dusty town of 3,400 people so desperate that it built a $27 million jail a couple of years ago in the vain hope it would be a moneymaker, is offering to house hundreds of Gitmo detainees at the brand-new, never-used institution.
The medium-security jail was conceived as a holding facility for drunks and other scofflaws, but town leaders said it could be fortified with a couple of guard towers and some more concertina wire. Apart from that, it is a turnkey operation, fully outfitted with everything from cafeteria trays and sweatsocks to 88 surveillance cameras.
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is it a “right to work” state?
if so, they won’t be allowed to have it.
only union approved guards can guard terrorist.
Yeah but.....does it fast the east?
Well I guess the union members will be paying extra dues as thanks for that “privilege”.
Stupid beyond beief.
they should put it in private hands, in a RTW state with no state income tax.
talk about some economic stimulus!
If terrorists have to be here, this is a good place for them. Isolated, remote, and the townspeople know everyone, so strangers (ie, friends of terrorists) would stand out and be noticed. The prison can be beefed up to maximum security, with terrorists only (so the other prisoners won’t kill them), and they’ll loooooove Montana in the winter after sunny Gitmo.
sounds as if they’ve cut a deal to be the future home of the Obama Presidential Library...
Montana has an interesting history of ‘hemp rope justice’. Maybe they HAVE thought this through...
Let’em enjoy those mild Montana winters. HA.
The white males in Hardin, MT better make sure an Hispanic female agrees with their conslusion.
I would suggest these folks have no idea what they would be in for, if they did take the terrorists.
The press would swarm on the state officials like flies on poop. Attornies would come out of the woodwork seeking to represent the poor terrorists. The radical left would swarm the prison with a constant vigil seeking the fair treatment (read that release into the U.S. populace) or all the terrorists.
Code Pink would be swarming the their next patriotic cause.
Communist attorneys and the ACLU would dedicate their and tax free funds to spring the terrorists. They would discover information in the process and provide it to terrorist organizations. Code pink would join with A.N.S.W.E.R. and their affiliates to put tens of thousands of people on site.
So, does this sound like anything any of us should want to see?
If we have to take them, stick them in the coldest most isolated place in the country.
Fair enough... Just remember that private prisons and accountability are not 1:1 - They certainly aren’t here in Texas. A family member that works as a pshrink for Texas prison system has complained non-stop about the steadily rising levels of red-tape and interference she faces since the facility she is at went private. Drives her mad to know people not ready are going free and her time and effort are being eaten up by shoddy CYA maneuvers.
I’ve no proof of it happening in other states but I’d be very surprised if it only happened in Texas. What would we do to prevent that from happening with these men? (The most dangerous criminals around.)
This town built a $27 million prison on spec?
errr.. That was unclear of me. I meant the private authority had her filling out paperwork and filing reports that are a nothing except a CYA for them. Not that she spends her time on CYA for herself.
if they escape, there's always the local posse.I imagine they'd get plenty of volunteers in MT.
Billings is the "big city"...and it's 43 miles away. Last I was there, Billings wouldn't be confused with a cushy, well-appointed and cosmopolitan destination.
I wonder what kind of reception the national media, ACLU lawyers, ANSWER and Code Pink might get in Hardin or Billings. Or how welcome these groups might feel. After all, there are probably as many guns in Hardin as people...
Somehow, I think the media would enjoy Hardin in the winter pretty much like they enjoyed Crawford in August.
Where are they going to build the mosque?
shame this is not 1890 where Montana would be even now building the gallows and testing it out while waiting for the terrorists arrival... sigh....
Those are good points. Isn’t Montana a Conservative haven for the most part too? LOL, it would be pure hell for the people I mentioned wouldn’t it.
Outside of Missoula and Helena, I'm not sure there are any liberals in Montana.
LOL, it would be pure hell for the people I mentioned wouldnt it.
Well, being liberals, they could always visit the site of the Battle of Little Bighorn and pee on the 7th Cavalry's graves. They'd probably get more satisfaction out of that than ordering the special at the Lariat Country Kitchen...
I’d take em here in my town as long as we didn’t have to give em back........................ever................
No doubt! :-)
$27 million facility? All that for a couple of drunks and other scofflaws.
...more concertina wire...
Concertina wire for a couple of drunks. What the hell is Otis drinking up there?
...fully outfitted with everything from cafeteria trays and sweatsocks to 88 surveillance cameras.
Well I guess the drunks can eat, have warm feet and pose for the cameras.